29 January 2015 Last updated at 11:24 ET

More snow forecast after disruptionTailbacks on the A75

Wintry weather causes hazardous conditions across many Scottish roads and leads to more than 100 school closures, with more snow on the way.

HelicopterHelicopter rescues snowbound baby

A Royal Navy helicopter helps to rescue a one-year-old boy who took ill while stranded by snow at a house in the Borders.

policeMan's body found on beach

The family of a missing Dumfries teenager is informed after a body is found on a beach in Dumfries and Galloway.

South of Scotland Live

    17:00: Nichola Rutherford BBC Scotland

    That's it for South of Scotland Live for a very busy Thursday. Thank you to everybody who sent in snow photographs - we have been absolutely inundated. It's been great to see you all making the most of your snow day!

    We'll be back with more of the latest news, sport, weather and travel from 9am tomorrow.

    16:55: Wintry showers BBC Scotland Weather Latest

    Wintry showers will continue to feed in from the west of Dumfries and Galloway this evening and overnight, falling as a sleety mix on the coast but snow inland.

    There'll be a widespread risk of ice - the Met Office has issued a yellow "be aware" warning for snow and ice across the south-west tonight and tomorrow morning.

    It'll be dry and clear during the first part of the night in the Borders, with a widespread risk of ice.

    Through the early hours, a band of rain, sleet and snow will feed in, becoming persistent towards morning, particularly towards Eyemouth and Duns.

    Temperatures will dip as low as minus 4 Celsius.

    16:48: Schools latest

    All 80 schools shut by the snow in Dumfries and Galloway today are currently listed as scheduled to reopen tomorrow morning.

    However, check the council website for the latest updates on the situation.

    dumfries@bbc.co.uk 16:40: Get involved

    Photos of Lincluden, taken around 11:00 this morning, by James McCreadie.


    He says: "I couldn't get to work this morning as I have a motorcycle, it doesn't usually snow in Dumfries.

    "I ended getting a lift this morning. Last night wasn't fun trying to get home, I was caught out."

    16:35: Helicopter rescues child

    A Royal Navy helicopter has helped to rescue a one-year-old child who took ill while stranded by snow at a house in the Borders.


    The alarm was raised by the family at a remote farmhouse at Whisgills near Newcastleton.

    A local ambulance became stuck in wintry conditions en route to the child who was described as "unresponsive".

    Glasgow's air ambulance could not fly due to heavy snow showers but the Royal Navy airlifted the boy to hospital.

    dumfries@bbc.co.uk 16:28: Images of the snow

    Amandla Taylor and David Jarrett sent in photos of snow at McNaughton Cottage near Shawhead, Dumfriesshire.

    Snow field
    16:20: Radio bulletins

    Remember to tune in at 16:30 and again at 17:30 for all the latest from our radio bulletins for Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

    Back in the morning with more at 06:30, 07:30 and 08:30.

    dumfries@bbc.co.uk 16:12: Get in touch

    Donald Urquhart emailed in this picture of a snowy Dock Park in Dumfries.

    Dock Park
    16:07: Four charged

    Four men have been charged following an assault and robbery at a property in Galashiels.

    A 24-year-old man was threatened with a knife before being robbed of various personal items during the incident, which happened at an address in Larchbank Street in the very early hours of Tuesday.

    The men, aged between 17 and 27, will appear in court at a later date.

    Tweet @BBCSouthScot 15:54: Enjoying the snow

    @hiddengalloway tweets: @BBCSouthScot A little red snow squirrel looking cute @ the Haugh of Urr this morning. :)

    @ScotlandOffice 15:45: The Scotland Office

    tweets: A colourful visit for Scots Sec @acarmichaelmp today - on a tour of #Hawick cashmere. pic.twitter.com/sYrO2Am3DH

    Carmichael at Hawick cashmere
    Tweet @BBCSouthScot 15:36: Get in touch

    @reiver_rover tweets: @BBCSouthScot Eildon Hills from Newtown St Boswells

    Eildon Hills
    Tweet @BBCSouthScot 15:18: Your snow pictures

    @rznhdad tweets: and even more Annan snow

    Snow scenes
    15:05: McShane bid rejected Martin Dowden BBC Scotland

    Ross County boss Jim McIntyre has confirmed a bid to sign Ian McShane from Queen of the South has been turned down.

    "We have made a bid and Queens have said no and that is where it is at," he said.

    Tweet @BBCSouthScot 14:54: Snow scenes

    @hillcrestcook tweets: Snow even in Wigtown!

    14:43: Care arrangements Dumfries and Galloway Council

    Social work services are liaising with all adult care managers and ensuring appropriate arrangements are in place to deliver services to known vulnerable people.

    All area offices are staffed. Home-care agencies are sharing information about 4x4 availability where necessary.

    Ae 4x4 club assisting with meals on wheels in the Canonbie area.

    14:31: Family informed of body find

    The family of missing teenager Macaulay McQueen has been informed of the discovery of a body on Glencaple beach.

    Macaulay McQueen

    The man's body was found at 10:30 today by a member of the public.

    dumfries@bbc.co.uk 14:16: Get involved

    Mike Tyas sent in this picture looking up the River Nith from St Michael's Street Bridge, Dumfries

    River Nith
    14:06: Drugs charge

    A man has been charged after Police Scotland recovered a quantity of class A drugs from a property in Galashiels.


    Officers discovered diamorphine worth about £1,600 and a three figure sum of cash during a search of a building in Beech Avenue.

    A 28-year-old man is expected to appear in court at a later date in connection with the discovery.

    Ch Insp Andrew McLean said: "As a result of an intelligence-led search at an address in Beech Avenue, officers recovered a sizeable quantity of the harmful drug before they could it was distributed within the local community."

    Tweet @BBCSouthScot 13:55: Your snow scenes

    @Lynds1102 tweets: Very wintery and beautiful here in Dumfries and Galloway @BBCSouthScot @VisitSWScotland

    More snow
    13:41: Farm theft scam

    Police have received another report from a farmer near Jedburgh of an unsolicited phone call from a man claiming to be from Police Scotland selling advertising in a publication as part of a local initiative regarding thefts from farms.

    Police stressed this was not their initiative and their advice was not to engage with any type of cold caller.

    Tweet @BBCSouthScot 13:22: Send in your pictures

    @justdaj tweets: I awoke to this :-) Looking South towards the Keir Hills, D&G #uksnow DG3 @BBCSouthScot

    Keir Hills
    13:12: Body found at Glencaple

    A body has been recovered from the beach near Glencaple, according to police in Dumfries and Galloway.


    The man's body was found by a member of a public at about 10:30 today and reported to the police.

    A spokesman said no formal identification has been made and enquiries are ongoing.

    Tweet @BBCSouthScot 13:05: Get involved

    @QuigleyAlison tweets: snowy Annan

    12:53: Fire victim identified

    Police have named the 89-year-old woman who died in a house fire in Dumfries and Galloway as Mona Stephenson.

    Fire house

    Neighbours rescued the woman from her home in Sorbie on Monday evening but she died at the scene.

    Tweet @BBCSouthScot 12:42: Your snow images

    @jeanelgar tweets: @BBCSouthScot Heavy snow showers at Lowthertown - we don't normally get any !!

    12:37: Bright afternoon BBC Scotland Weather Latest

    A bright afternoon with spells of sunshine.

    Still a number of snow showers at first although they will continue to diminish leaving a lot of dry weather.

    The showers falling in coastal areas will tend to be of rain or sleet. Feeling cold in the brisk westerly wind, highs of 3 Celsius.

    Tweet @BBCSouthScot 12:32: Get in touch

    @wendycowan tweets: Thick snow in Hawick this morning

    12:17: Tune in

    Tune in at 12:30 for the latest radio bulletins from Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders.

    All the news, sport, travel and that all-important weather coming up.

    @trafficscotland 12:11: Renewed snow alert Traffic Scotland Latest

    tweets: *Yellow Weather Alert* for snow is live from now until 11am tomo (Fri 30th Jan) For info see: http://bit.ly/1DbYdcO

    Snow warning
    12:05: Snow clearing hampered Dumfries and Galloway Council

    Road conditions are difficult across the region and snow clearing is being hampered by regular heavy showers which are being compounded by high winds.

    12:00: Woman rescued Nichola Rutherford BBC Scotland

    A missing woman was airlifted to hospital after she was found unconscious in blizzard conditions in the Scottish Borders.

    John Romanes and Rauour the dog

    The woman was traced about 10 metres from a forest track near Innerleithen by a new search and rescue dog used by Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team.

    @dgcouncil 11:52: Meeting cancelled Dumfries and Galloway Council

    tweets: The Additional Support for Learning meeting that was scheduled for tonight at Sanquhar Academy has been cancelled due to the weather.

    11:49: Creetown closed

    Add Creetown Primary to the list of school closures in Dumfries and Galloway, just received reports of that one.

    11:40: Schools latest

    The latest running total for school closures in Dumfries and Galloway today is 80.

    Still just the three reported in the Scottish Borders.

    11:31: A701 blocked Nichola Rutherford BBC Scotland

    The A701 Dumfries-Moffat road, two miles south of St Ann's Bridge, has been closed in both directions for about 45 minutes, according to local police.

    One person has been taken to hospital by ambulance but it is not thought to be serious.

    11:24: Front page Southern Reporter

    The Southern Reporter is out today with a story about sweeping changes to the Borders courts system.

    Southern Reporter
    11:11: Road crash BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    #Beattock- A701 clsd RTC Just South of Beattock. ..and snow causing problems on the A75 btwn Annan and Dumfries.

    10:58: Kirkcowan closed

    Kirkcowan Primary is the latest Dumfries and Galloway school which is reported to have closed.

    10:51: Lengthy tailbacks Willie Johnston BBC Scotland

    Here is a picture of those lengthy tailbacks on the A75.

    10:45: Schools update

    Carsphairn Primary, Dumfries Academy and Kells Primary have joined the list of school closures across Dumfries and Galloway.

    The full list is here.

    10:35: A75 issues Willie Johnston BBC Scotland

    Still ongoing problems on the A75 around Carrutherstown.

    Long queues of traffic although the snow is off for the time being.

    Tweet @BBCSouthScot 10:34: Your snow pictures

    @DanielSherret tweets: @BBCSouthScot Annan looking onto the Old Parish Church

    10:25: School closure latest

    Castle Douglas High School, Langlands School and Elmbank School are now reported closed in Dumfries and Galloway.

    It takes the total in the region to 79 out of 122 sites.

    10:22: Snowy scenes at Annan Academy Willie Johnston BBC Scotland

    More than half of the schools in Dumfries and Galloway are shut today.

    Annan Academy

    That includes Annan Academy and it is not hard to see why.

    10:16: Galloway News

    The Galloway News is out today and leads on a story of a local man finally getting a medal awarded decades ago.

    Galloway News
    Tweet @BBCSouthScot 10:00: Your snow pictures

    @rachc501 tweets: @BBCSouthScot snow in Parkgate, dumfries

    09:54: Roads update Nichola Rutherford BBC Scotland

    Roads in Dumfries and Galloway are passable with care, according to local police.

    One person has been taken to hospital by helicopter after a road accident on the A701 at Courance, five miles outside Dumfries. They are not thought to be seriously injured.

    The M74 is down to one lane in either direction but traffic is moving freely.

    The A75 at Carrutherstown is starting to clear after a lorry got stuck climbing the hill. Traffic was tail-backed to around Kinmount.

    09:46: Dreadful conditions on A75 Willie Johnston BBC Scotland

    Dreadful conditions on the A75 around Carrutherstown at the moment.

    Long tailbacks of westbound traffic to the east of the village because of a jackknifed lorry in the process of being cleared.

    The tailback goes back some distance in some horrible conditions.

    @BBCSouthScot 09:40: Get in touch

    @McNabb_Laurie tweets: @BBCSouthScot @BBCTravelScot Corsock - 7 inches of snow and still coming down!

    Corsock snow
    @BBCSouthScot 09:35: Your snow pictures

    @JadeywhiteJw tweets: @BBCSouthScot still snowing in Penpont

    09:31: School closure update

    Lochmaben Primary now closed, more than 70 sites shut in Dumfries and Galloway now.

    Tweet @BBCSouthScot 09:27: Get involved

    @FionaSuzOli tweets: Our road #Newgalloway @WindyWilson88 @BBCSouthScot Going nowhere fast! #andstillitsnows

    Snow scene
    09:22: School closures latest

    Caerlaverock Primary, Maxwelltown High School and Brownhall Primary have joined the lengthening list of school closures in Dumfries and Galloway.

    @BBCSouthScot 09:17: Get in touch Giancarlo Rinaldi South Scotland reporter, BBC Scotland news website

    Here is the scene on my way to work this morning, what is it like in your part of Dumfries and Galloway or the Borders?


    Tweet your pictures to @BBCSouthScot or email dumfries@bbc.co.uk or selkirk.news@bbc.co.uk.

    09:14: Situation monitored Scottish Borders Council

    Scottish Borders Council (SBC) is continuing to monitor the weather, after snow fell across many parts of the region last night.

    While there were heavy downfalls in the Hawick and Peebles areas, no roads are currently closed and main routes have been salted and ploughed through the night.

    However, there will be some travel disruption this morning on minor rural roads. Secondary routes are now being treated.

    Three primary schools have been closed - Broughton, Kirkhope and Yarrow.

    09:04: More schools shut

    More and more schools joining the list of closures in Dumfries and Galloway.

    Ae Primary, Amisfield Primary, Applegarth Primary, Dalbeattie Primary, Hutton Primary, Brydekirk Primary, Calside Primary and Sanquhar Academy the latest.

    The full list is here.

    @trafficscotland 09:01: A75 conditions Traffic Scotland Latest

    tweets: Here is a current look at the #A75 at Collin - Traffic moving well but snow is on the carriageway so take extra care

    Traffic cameras
    @SETrunkRoads 08:54: Tricky conditions

    Amey SE Trunk Roads tweets: Current road surface conditions A7 Terrona #DriveSafe #Winterinfo

    @trafficscotland 08:48: Lorries stuck Traffic Scotland Latest

    tweets: #A75 btwn Annan & Carrutherstown - Large number of HGV's stuck in snow, E/B worst than W/B but affecting both ways. Police are en-route.

    08:43: Cold start BBC Scotland Weather Latest

    A cold start to the day with a frost and also a covering of snow especially over high ground where there will be a good few inches lying.

    Surfaces will be slippery too.

    A bright day to come with spells of cold winters sunshine.

    There will also be some wintry showers initially leading to further accumulations over high ground.

    hey will tend to become fewer and lighter during today with much of the southwest becoming dry during the afternoon.

    Feeling cold in the brisk northwesterly wind, highs of 4 or 5 Celsius.

    08:40: Closure list

    The full list of Dumfries and Galloway schools shut at present is as follows.

    Annan Academy, Beattock Primary, Canonbie Primary, Cargenbridge School, Carrutherstown Primary, Castle Douglas Primary, Closeburn Primary, Collin Primary, Crossmichael Primary, Cummertrees Primary, Dalbeattie High, Dalry Primary, Dalry Secondary, Dumfries High, Duncow Primary, Dunscore Primary, Eaglesfield Primary, Eastriggs Primary, Elmvale Primary, Gelston Primary, Georgetown Primary, Gretna Primary, Hardgate Primary, Heathhall Primary, Hecklegirth Primary, Hightae Primary, Johnstonebridge Primary, Kelloholm Primary, Kirkbean Primary, Kirkgunzeon Primary, Kirkpatrick Fleming Primary, Langholm Academy, Langholm Primary, Laurieknowe Primary, Lochrutton Primary, Lochside Primary, Lockerbie Academy, Lockerbie Primary, Loreburn Primary, Moffat Academy, Moffat Primary, Moniaive Primary, Mouswald Primary, Nethermill Primary, New Abbey Primary, Newington Primary, Noblehill Primary, Penpont Primary, Sanquhar Primary, Shawhead Primary, Springfield Primary, Springholm Primary, St Joseph's College, St Michael's Primary, St Mungo Primary, St Ninian's Primary, St Teresa's RC Primary, Troqueer Primary, Tundergarth Primary, Wallace Hall Academy, Wallace Hall Primary.

    08:33: Schools shut

    More than 50 schools have been closed in Dumfries and Galloway this morning, mainly in the east of the region.

    Full details on the council's website.

    Scottish Borders Council reports Kirkham, Yarrow and Broughton schools closed.

    08:30: Giancarlo Rinaldi South Scotland reporter, BBC Scotland news website

    Good morning from a snowy south of Scotland all the latest coming up from across our region.




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